Saturday, February 18, 2017

City Celebrations Birthday

Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Go check it out! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Glamper Camper

Hi Everyone!

I can't get enough the new stamp set Glamper Camper from Avery Elle. I created a card using the stamp set HERE and I am sharing another one today!

To create my card I stamped several images on white card stock and colored them with Copics. I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set City Celebrations. Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Avery Elle Spring Release Blog Hop

Welcome! I can't wait to share the new More Furry Friends stamp set from Avery Elle!

I started my card by stamping, die cutting and coloring lots of fun animals from the set. I actually colored twice as many as I ended up putting on this card because they are just so fun!

Once I had my animals, I stamped and die cut the hats, ball and fish. Notice the rainbow pattern?? ;)

I made the scene by adding the new fence from Picket Fences die. I love how it grounds the animals and brings the scene to life. Finally, I embossed the sentiment and adhered all of my pieces to the card.

Now, here are the details on where to hop and how you can win! Go explore and enjoy all of the new products from Avery Elle!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (me)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, February 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 13th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Avery Elle Love Birds

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a fun framing technique using the Avery Elle stamp set Love Birds.

I started the card by stamping the frame images and die cutting them. I love this set because it includes the inside and outside die cuts separately so there are a lot of different options on how to use the frames.

Next, I die cut the frames again with colored card stock. I lightly colored the images to coordinate with the card stock. Finally I die cut the Hugs die and adhere all the pieces to my card front. I trimmed off the sides and my card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Check it out HERE.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hugs are the Answer

Hi Everyone! 

Do you know someone who needs a hug? Simple Said Hugs is a hug in a stamp set. :)

I love the variety of sentiment combinations in this set. I used one of my favorites on today's card and another one HERE.

I started the card by die cutting "hugs" from the Simply Said Hugs Die. I used Distress Stain to color the blue shadow behind the word. Then, I stamped, fussy cut and colored one of the adorable dogs from Furry Friends. The background was created using a mask from the Rocky Shores dies, The green grass is Distress Ink and the pink is Distress Paint. I finished the card by embossing the sentiment on black, 

Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Favorite Nut

Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Check it out HERE.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mad Love

Hey Everyone! 

Today I combined two awesome stamp sets from Avery Elle, My Favorite and That Bites. I love the sweet, stylish sentiments in My Favorite. I couldn't help but pair these funny fish with this particular sentiment. 

I started by embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder. Then I blended 3 distress inks to make create the water for the fish. The fish were stamped and die cut, then colored with Copics. I love the two tone fish. I've done it before and I just couldn't help but color them in two colors again. I really think it makes them come to life. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Avery Elle Saturday

Hi Everyone! It's Saturday and I need to do a little catch up on my blog. I've been having so much fun with Letter Ballons over the last few weeks. Pinterest is full of inspiration!

My first card is an engagement card. I hand drew the string for the congrats banner and colored the letters with Distress Stain. Distress Stain is the easiest way to add quick color and I love to use it! 

I stamped and die cut the cute couple from Swans. Do you see all the details the coordinating die cuts out??? I love that detail.

Next up I created another Letter Balloons card. This time I used Distress Paint and blended two colors together to create a fun gold look. I stamped, colored and die cut The Scoop ice cream truck and customized the colors and ice cream. This is another set where the die cuts blow me away. They cut out the window perfectly!

Also, did you notice??!?! I join the Butterfly Reflections team and I'm thrilled to share cards on their blog every Saturday. I can't wait to use more Avery Elle and other great products. 

Finally, I created a card that features the Avery Elle Trees dies. I started by blending a rainbow of Distress Inks on white cardstock. Then I die cut the leaves several times. I inked up another piece of cardstock with brown, making it darker on the bottom and slowly fading it to the top. Then I die cut the tree trunk and splattered water on it. The bunny is from an older set, Woodland Creatures, and is some of my favorites. I also die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment from the Woodland Creatures set. 

I loved creating these three cards and I can't wait to create more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rocky Shores Die 3 Ways

Hi  Everyone! In every Avery Elle release there is normally one stamp set or die set that catches me by surprise. At first, it may not stand out as a favorite but over time, creating cards it becomes my stand by, go to product. In the latest release that die set is Rocky Shores

Today, I used the die to create a fun grassy field for these two friends. Rocky Shores made a quick and simple hill for these friends to stand on.

I die cut and colored the animals from Wood You? and Hedgehugs. The sentiment is from Simply Said Hugs.

I also used Rocky Shores ito create two completely different looks HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!